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Joshua Magariel


969 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Areas of Expertise
Mental Health
Loss and Grief

Loss and, as a result, grief are universal human experiences relevant to all areas of social work practice. This course teaches the knowledge and skills to work with...

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Family Systems Approaches to Practice

This course provides a systems-based conceptual and technical foundation for social work practice with families, considering multigenerational family life-cycle...

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  • Magariel, J. (2021, In Press). Habits of the heart. In R. A. Neimeyer (Ed.), New Techniques of Grief Therapy:  Bereavement and Beyond. New York, NY: Routledge.

  • Magariel, J. (2015). Relationship review. In R. A. Neimeyer (Ed.), Techniques of grief therapy: Assessment and intervention (pp. 228-231). New York, NY: Routledge.


  • 40800 Family Systems Approaches to Practice

Post-master's Job Experience

  • Regional Director of Patient Experience, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, Rosemont, IL
  • Director of LIFE Institute, Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care, Mount Prospect, IL
  • Manager of Grief & Loss Services, Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care, Mount Prospect, IL
  • Social Work Patient Care Manager, Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care, Mount Prospect, IL
  • Bereavement Counselor, Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care, Mount Prospect, IL
  • Clinical Therapist, Children's Home + Aid/The Youth Campus, Chicago, IL
  • Hospice Social Worker, Namaste Hospice, Denver, CO

Fields of Special Interest

  • Clinical social work
  • Death and dying
  • Family systems and family therapy
  • Grief and loss counseling


  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Grief and Bereavement, July 2019, The Coleman Palliative Medicine Training Program.
  • Habits of the Heart: Attachment Reframing in Grief Therapy: June 2017, International Death, Grief, and Bereavement Conference (IDGB Conference); April 2018, Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) National Conference; September 2018, ADEC Webinar.